Pelecanidae

plural noun Pel·e·can·i·dae \ˌpeləˈkanəˌdē\

Definition of Pelecanidae

  1. :  a family formerly held to be nearly coextensive with Pelecaniformes but now restricted to the pelicans and constituting with the boobies, cormorants, and snakebirds a suborder of Pelecaniformes

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Origin and Etymology of pelecanidae

New Latin, from Pelecanus, type genus + -idae


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